The Board of the Manager is responsible for the strategic direction of the Trust and ensure the interests of all investors are fairly represented.
Keith SmithChairman and Independent Director
Keith is a professional director. He was previously a partner in the Chartered Accountancy practice of BDO. Keith is the Deputy Chairman of The Warehouse Group Limited, having been involved since its establishment in 1982. He is also a director of Mighty River Power Limited. Keith is also a director of Westland Dairy Co-op Limited since November 2013. Keith also holds board positions for a number of private companies in the motor vehicle, finance and health industries, and is a past President of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants.
John DakinExecutive Director and Chief Executive Officer
John is the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman in New Zealand. He is responsible for the overall management and operations of the group. John has over 25 years of experience in the property industry, including experience in valuation, research, asset management, funds management and acquisitions and has held senior roles in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. He is a former national director of the Property Council of New Zealand and prior to joining Goodman he was with Colonial First State Property. John was appointed to the Board in July 2012.
Leonie FreemanIndependent Director
Leonie has broad experience across a range of property disciplines having held senior valuation, management and education Roles. Her 25 year career has also included the establishment of a successful property consultancy and property management business as well as advisory positions with local and central government. Leonie is also currently working with Housing New Zealand leading their housing development programme. She achieved first class honours in her Masters of Commerce Degree and has previously held board positions with the New Zealand Institute of Valuers, the Massey University Property Foundation and Government Property Services.
Phil PrykeNon-executive Director
Phil is a Director of Co-Investor Group, a Director of Goodman Group, the Deputy Chairman of Contact Energy, and a Director of Tru-Test Limited. His previous Roles include Vice President of EDS, Chief Executive of Nextgen Networks, Chief Executive Officer of Lucent Technologies Australia Pty Limited and New Zealand Health Funding Authority and a Member of the Treaty of Waitangi Fisheries Commission.
Peter SimmondsChairman of the Audit Committee and Independent Director
Peter’s career has spanned over 30 years, with extensive experience in the listed property sector as a senior executive. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was one of the founders of Kiwi Income Property Trust where he served as Chief Financial Officer for over ten years. For approximately five years from 2004 to 2008, he was Chief Financial Officer of GNZ where he had overall responsibility for the financial management of Goodman Property Trust.
Susan PatersonIndependent Director
Susan has 18 years of experience as a professional director. She has a Bachelor of Pharmacy and practised as a pharmacist before moving into management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Susan completed an MBA at London Business School and was a strategy consultant for the Boston based Index Group across Europe and the USA. She chairs Airways, Theta Ltd and the Home of Cycling with other directorships including the Electricity Authority, Housing New Zealand, Les Mills Holdings Limited and Abano Healthcare Group Limited. Past directorships include Transpower NZ Limited, St Cuthbert’s College, the NZ Eco Labelling Trust and Ports of Auckland.
Gregory GoodmanNon-executive Director
Gregory is the Chief Executive Officer of Goodman Group and is responsible for its overall operations and the implementation of its strategic plan. He has over 30 years of experience in the property industry with significant expertise in the industrial property arena. Gregory was a co-founder of Goodman Group, playing an integral role in establishing its specialist global position in the property market through various corporate transactions, including takeovers, mergers and acquisitions. He is a director of the management companies of Goodman’s unlisted funds and many of its subsidiaries.